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Great park for collecting rocks

The park has good trails to hike or collect rocks. We enjoyed seeing the different plant life... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hutz1
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Maine
Fantastic! Absolutely Lovely Place.

The location is snug into the mountains, serene, earthly and ahhhh! We have been camping here all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
murray7777
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Hawaii
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A park full of beautiful and rare rocks and an ideal spot for the rock collector.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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9880 Stirrup Rd SE, Deming, NM 88030
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+1 575-546-6182
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The park has good trails to hike or collect rocks. We enjoyed seeing the different plant life, especially the cacti. The campground looks great, it was full the day we were there. The people in the visitor center were very helpful in identifying some of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is snug into the mountains, serene, earthly and ahhhh! We have been camping here all week, and the facilities, staff, and overall care are commendable A+. I definitely have to note that "Karen" is the heart and drive of this place. Her care...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank murray7777
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful state park in southern New Mexico. There are several hiking trails. A small museum with Indian artifacts, native plants, and military memorabilia. There is a small garden with native plants. Woukd like to see the garden in spring and summer. A...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dennise7748
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is a great place for people who love to hike, collect things, take photos, and explore. I really love the scenery, the spring wildflowers, and all the interesting rocks to find. I recommend going if it is a cool or cloudy mid to late...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank KentuckyFrydZombie
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to spend a couple of peaceful hours. The geology puts on a show at multiple scales - don’t forget to look up and out! Park facilities are well kept. Visitor center had some nice displays, example rocks, and great volunteers.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Captain_Hangry
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Was there years ago and was fascinated by all the rocks to find. Amazing! Jasper, thunder eggs, quartz, & geodes.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank typesk8r50
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I had a great time with the family. My son loves Geodes and rock hunting so we made this part of our RV vacation. It was awesome, we got the perfect RV spot right on the side of the mountain and the whole place was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank willys283
Reviewed 20 April 2018

This state park is one of only a few nationwide that will allow you to take rocks that you find home with you. They have many trails leading you to where you can find interesting rocks.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jay H
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great state park. The campground is super nice with huge, level campsites. The bathhouse is new and kept very clean. Hiking trails are nice. The stargazing is spectacular when the nighttime sky is clear.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank GoingFarFarAway
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great hike. You pay $5 for a day pass unless you have the state park pass. You can park at the visitor center and do the loop that will take you around the base of mountain and come out by campground. I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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